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11 ways to impress Martin O'Neill in his first Ireland training session

The players will be desperate to make a good impression when they tog out at Gannon Park this morning.

1. Offer to give him a dig-out setting out the cones

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2. Make sure to wear the appropriate training gear

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3. Get your stretches done properly


4. And help team-mates if they need a hand

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5. When he says ‘jump’, you say ‘how high?’

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6. Listen attentively when he is giving instructions

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7. Don’t be singled out for a poor performance

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8. And make sure not to be last man when it comes to piggybacks

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9.  It may be a cliche, but keep your eye on the ball

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10. Let him know that you can do a job in a number of positions

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11. If you’ve got a bit of magic in the locker, don’t be afraid to show it off

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